Depending on how the Representation Agreement is prepared, a designated representative's authority can include:
decisions regarding healthcare, personal care, and limited legal affairs
refusal or consent to life support treatment and care
consent to less common medical procedures/treatment
consent to treatment the Adult approved while capable but since losing capacity has refused to consent
deciding on living arrangements for the Adult including choosing a care facility
We can help determine the appropriate scope for specific representative(s).
Who should have a Representation Agreement?
Any adult who wants to ensure that a specific person or persons are appointed to make decisions for them, especially if they have no spouse; or no spouse and no children, or if their children are in conflict with one another or would not be good decision makers.